MOVITS! – Äppelknyckarjazz video

It’s MOVITS! again. Quite enjoy this song too. Great style even though I don’t understand a word.

MOVITS! – Äppelknyckarjazz Video (Officiell)

OBS! Klicka “Watch in high quality” under “Views”

Äppelknyckarjazz är andra singeln samt titelspåret från MOVITS! debutalbum som släpps hösten 2008.

Director: Axel Söderlund | Vfx & Compositing: Tomi Tauriainen | Art Directing: MOVITS! | DOP: David Grehn | Producer: Johan Hannu | Label: Bdpop

MOVITS! – Fel Del Av Gården

This music style incorporates hip hop, rap and swing. It’s MOVITS! from Sweden. It’s refreshing and the video’s worth watching.

MOVITS! – Fel Del Av Gården (Officiell)

Fel Del Av Gården är 3:e singeln från debutalbumet Äppelknyckarjazz som släpptes 26:e November 2008.

Director: Axel Söderlund | Vfx & Compositing: Tomi Tauriainen | Art Directing: MOVITS! | Steadicam: Nestor Salazaar | Producer: A-lite/Bohéme Music | Label: Bdpop/Bohéme Music

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The band is from Luleå, Sweden, with an American hip hop style. And here are the translated lyrics by a Reddit user:

MOVITS! – Fel Del Av Gården (lyrics)

Coming from the wrong part of the yard, from the other side of the track
I grew up with gypsies
playing accordion
wanting to tell my future
while my dad emptied a bottle of explorer [cheap vodka]
taught myself to play guitar and those chords
djangos quintett playing from the grammophone
with second hand suits in the closets
and brass bands live every night in the garden

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Swingapore, Singapore – Global Shim Sham

Here’s something interesting from Singapore. I haven’t heard of Frankie 95 event, still good effort nevertheless. From Swingapore with Love made as part of the Frankie 95 Festival’s ‘Global Shim Sham Video’ drive. Featuring the lovely chanteuse Jo Dong and the Swingaporean Lindy Hop Community ‘Live’ from the steps of City Hall (soon to be N.A.G). Happy 95th Birthday Frankie Manning!

Swingapore, Singapore – Global Shim Sham – Frankie 95 Festival

Writing silly introductions in books

I was browsing through some Java books at the Choa Chu Kang library yesterday. Yes it’s boring I know. One of the top I was intending to read up on was Java Swing. I have to implement some Java Swing stuff at school and I, for the 217067th time, do not like Java.

My complaints aside. I chance upon this really thick book – you know what they all say about thick books – The Definitive Guide to Java Swing.

The Definitive Guide to Java Swing book cover

And I flipped to the first few pages, probably the introduction. And yes, I always read prefaces and introduction. I felt that understanding the author’s background and intent for writing a book is important. It helps you deciding on book purchases too.

Here’s what The Definitive Guide to Java Swing has to say about Java:

About Java

Java is one of 13,000 islands that makes up Indonesia, whose capital is Jakarta. It is home to about 120 million people with an area about 50,000 square miles (132,000 square kilometers). While on the island, you can hear traditional music such as gamelan or angklung and enjoy Java’s main export, a coffee that is considered spicy and full-bodied, with a strong, slightly acidic flavor. The island also has a dangerous volcano named Merapi, which makes up part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” In 1891, on the island, Eugene Dubois discovered fossils from Pithecanthropus erectus, better known as Java man (homo javanensis).

The Definitive Guide to Java Swing about java

(The Definitive Guide to Java Swing about java.)

Pretty funny way of writing an introduction. Since most people who is going to read a non-beginner Java book, there’s no need to include an introduction on Java anyway.

Unfortunately the book’s learning curve is too steep – I am a beginner.